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Brown of Wind River named top player
Mar 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Lexi Brown represents Wind River High School on the Class 2-A all-state girls basketball team.
Brown also was voted the Class 2-A Southeast player of the year.
The postseason voting was done by the other Class 2-A coaches in the state.
"She deserved the all-state award," Wind River coach Justin Walker said. "You can put her in a lot of different situations. That opened things up for her teammates. She is basketball smart."
Brown averaged 14 points a game for the Wind River Lady Cougars.
"She stayed stayed steady all the way through the season," Walker said. Tongue River captured the Class 2-A state championship two weeks ago in Casper after putting together a 41-30 win vs. Thermopolis.
Brown joins teammates Macayla Arrington, Amanda C'Bearing, Brett Groesbeck and Josee Vogel on the Class 2-A Southeast all-conference list.
Wind River won the Class 2-A Southeast regular season crown.
"Everyone of them deserved to be on all-conference," Walker said. "They put in a lot of time during the offseason."
WRHS placed second at the Class 2-A West regional tournament losing to Lovell 58-46 in the championship game.
At the state tournament, Southeast beat Wind River 55-42.
The Lady Cougars were eliminated by Rocky Mountain 54-45.
Brindi Lock, Jocelyn Underwood and Kanani Washakie made the all-conference team from Wyoming Indian.
Sisters Olivia and Sarah Thompson from Shoshoni were elected to the conference list.
Class 2-A all-state
Hanneah Puckett, Big Horn; McKenzie Ward, Burns; Tia Tiller, Kemmerer; Amanda Robertson, Lovell; Kalle Wilson, Rocky Mountain; Shelby Burroughs, Southeast; Kacie O' Connor, Sundance; Dana Bjorhus, Thermopolis; Jordan Leyba, Thermopolis; Sarah Nielsen, Tongue River; Sarah Rawlins, Tongue River; Lexi Brown, Wind River.
Ali Applin, Big Piney; Kennedy Gilbert, Kemmerer; Marie McClarren, Kemmerer; Tia Tiller, Kemmerer; Madison Vickery, Kemmerer; Olivia Thompson, Shoshoni; Sarah Thompson, Shoshoni; Macayla Arrington, Wind River; Lexi Brown, Wind River; Amanda C'Bearing, Brett Groesbeck, Wind River; Josee Vogel, Wind River; Brindi Lock, Wyoming Indian; Jocelyn Underwood, Wyoming Indian; Kanani Washakie, Wyoming Indian.